Continental E-Series 55-pound capacity washer-extractor available in single-phase
Oct. 2012 | Download Article
Oshkosh, Wis. – Continental Girbau’s E-Series™ 55-pound capacity washer-extractor now offers a single-phase option to meet the needs of most laundry applications. “The single-phase option allows for high-performance machines to be installed at locations with limited utilities – the type of power typically available in older construction or light commercial buildings,” said Continental Vice President Joel Jorgensen.
The addition of single-phase power allows most locations to take full advantage of Continental’s most popular machine – the 55-pound capacity E-Series Soft-Mount Washer-Extractor, according to Jorgensen. “Previously, some locations may have been restricted by power availability,” he said.
Now, nearly the entire E-Series line of high-speed, soft-mount washers offers single-phase power, including the 20-, 30-, 40- and 55-pound capacity models.
The new 55-pound capacity E-Series single-phase option gives laundries the opportunity to install a highly efficient washer-extractor at a lower cost. “Electrical upgrades to buildings can range into the thousands,” said Jorgensen. “Now with the single-phase option, the 55-pound model operates with basic electrical requirements, allowing light commercial facilities the same performance advantages as newer facilities.”
As freestanding, soft-mount machines, E-Series Washers can be installed without bolts and special reinforced foundations, allowing for quick installation and same-day use. This also makes relocation a breeze, leaving no impact on the facility.
The entire E-Series line delivers performance and programmability. They provide a highspeed, efficient alternative to hard-mount machines. E-Series consume about half the water (approximately 10-20 gallons per load less) than traditional hard-mount washers and offer highspeed extract reaching 387 G-force. In doing so, they remove considerably more water from each load, reduce dry time by as much as 50 percent, and significantly cut gas consumption.
There are two microprocessor control options with E-Series – the Logi and Inteli – which offer control over every variable of the wash process, according to Jorgensen. The Logi offers eight individually modifiable, phase-to-phase programs. Each program features up to nine phases (baths) – pre-wash, wash and up to seven rinses. Variables within each phase are individually programmable, including G-force, mechanical action, wash temperature by degree, water levels, wash/rinse/extract time by minute and rotation/mechanical action. The Logi also features a crease-guard mode, selectable gradual cool-down option, failure check and message alarm system. The Inteli delivers even more adaptability with 20 individually modifiable, phase-tophase programs, and up to 79 owner-programmable options. Like the Logi Control, Inteli features nine individually programmable phases per program, and variables within each phase are individually programmable. A memory card allows users to save programs and copy them onto multiple machines, conserving time and labor. The Inteli Control also offers 12 external chemical dosing compartments or automatic chemical injection. Because chemicals are always diluted automatically, direct contact with linen is prevented.
To find out more about Continental laundry products, visit their website or call 800-256-1073.
Continental Girbau, Inc. is the largest of 11 subsidiaries of the Girbau Group, based in Vic, Spain. Girbau laundry products – marketed throughout 90 countries worldwide – meet rigorous environmental and safety standards established by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Girbau S.A. holds both ISO9001 and ISO14001 certifications. Ever focused on laundry efficiency, Continental Girbau is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGB), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that developed the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System.